Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure
Recovering from a hip implant is a long and difficult process. It can be difficult to tell the difference between the pain that is part of the normal recovery process and the symptoms of a failed surgery or defective implant. At the law offices of Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, our Wilmington defective medical devices attorneys can help you recognize the symptoms of hip implant failure and make sure you have access to the medical care you need and financial compensation you deserve.
There is a 12 to 15 percent failure rate with all hip replacement surgeries, so if you are experiencing serious discomfort or other concerns, there is a decent chance that something did not go according to plan. Some of the symptoms of hip replacement failure include:
- Movement of implant
- Increased range of motion
- Wearing on edge of implant
You may also be experiencing symptoms seemingly unrelated to your surgery. The DePuy company just recalled a line of hip replacement systems that were causing metallosis. This is caused by the metal of the implant disintegrating and entering the blood stream.
If you believe that your hip replacement surgery was a failure, do not hesitate to ask questions and find out what you can do to get healthy. We work with medical experts who can help us validate your concerns if your doctor is unable to detect a problem. We will help you evaluate your full range of recovery options.Contact Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty
With offices in all three Delaware counties, we offer home, hospital and nursing home visits to people across the state. We are ready to answer your questions and help you evaluate your claim. Contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Wilmington office is available at 302-655-4040; Sussex County area residents can reach the Georgetown office at 302-856-9868. Call the Bear law office of Gary S Nitsche, P.A. at 302-834-4044 or the Smyrna law office of Gary S Nitsche, P.A. at 302-389-4040.